Gibson County Sports Hall of Fame Inducts News Class

Ben Rainwater

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. - The Gibson County Sports Hall of Fame held its 17th annual banquet Friday night, inducting seven standouts and one special team.

Ricky Rogers, who made the varsity team at Medina High School as an 8th grader, graduated in 1978 after scoring more than 2,200 points.

Danny Truett was a multi-sport athlete at Trenton Peabody who went on to play football at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Jenny Pritchett was the 2001 Class A Miss Basketball and led the Lady Red Devils to two state titles.

In the 1970's, Shane Cowan was West Tennessee player of the year in basketball, first team All-Region in football, and All-State in baseball.

Chris McCurdy was a 12-time letter winner in baseball, basketball, and football, and set numerous school records.

All of the attendees said they were thrilled to be honored in such a way.

"It's just amazing to come back and be a part of this, to have accomplished so much and be able to appreciate it now as an adult and celebrate it," said Pritchett. "At the time I don't think we really knew exactly how special what we were doing was. So to come back and kind of get to relive all of that and really appreciate it is an honor."

Bob Alexander of Bradford was honored posthumously as a contributor, and Humboldt's Terry Martin was also honored but not in attendance.

The 1965-66 Bradford Basketball team was honored at the event as well.


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